Arts & Entertainment
Must-See Arts & Culture
by Alyson Penn, 05/13/2015
Installation view of The Roof Garden Commission: Pierre Huyghe at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2015. Photo: Hyla Skopitz. Courtesy, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s costume department has teamed up with its Asian art department to create China: Through the Looking Glass, the final exhibition of the institution's Asian art centennial celebration. (The show's title was also the theme of this year’s glamorous Met Gala, which was overseen by Vogue editor Anna Wintour.) Running through August 16, it features more than 100 Western fashion garments influenced by Chinese culture. The modern pieces will be displayed alongside more traditional Chinese paintings and decorative art pieces as well as films that reveal ways in which Chinese influence and history have helped to shape popular culture.
After seeing the exhibition, head up to the Met Rooftop Garden Cafe and Martini Bar for cocktails and light food during the day or on Friday and Saturday nights. Enjoy incredible views of Central Park, and relax on the comfy faux lawn. Just get there early, as things close down in accordance with museum hours.